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In The Awakening by Kate Chopin the setting is in the late 1800s on Grand Isle in Louisiana The main character of the story is Edna Pontellier who is not a Creole Other important characters are Adele Ratignolle Mr Ratgnolle Robert Lebrun and Leonce Pontellier who are all Creoles In the Creole society the men are dominant Seldom do the Creoles accept outsiders to their social circle and women are expected to provide well-kept homes and have many children Edna and Adele are friends who are very different because of their the way they were brought up and they way they treat their husbands Adele is a loyal wife who always obeys her husbands commands Edna is a woman who strays from her husband and does not obey her husbands commands Kate Chopin uses Adele to emphasize the differences between her and Edna Edna Pontellier is not a Creole so her relationship with her husband is difficult In her husbands eyes she has failed in her duties as a wife and as a mother to her own children What Endas husband expects from her is never what she does Leonce comes home in the middle of the night and talks to Edna while she is sleeping Then he tells her that Raoul one of their sons is sick and tells her to get up and check on him Edna had never really had the desire to have children but she did anyway She was not a mother-woman because she would rather be alone sometimes she did not feel she had to be with her children twenty-four hours a day If one Ednas boys took a tumble whilst at play he would not apt rush crying to his mothers arms for comfort he would more likely pick himself up16 Enda never felt that she fit in with Creole society because she most forcibly was their entire absence of prudery19 The Creoles would talk about
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